Neighbors calling on county to fix road

Safety Concerns On Damaged Tonawanda Creek Rd

NORTH CLARENCE, N.Y. -- A dangerous and deteriorating road has neighbors calling on the Erie County Executive to do something about it. 

More than a thousand people from North Clarence signed a petition asking Mark Poloncarz to fix a section of Tonawanda Creek Road that collapsed two years ago into Tonawanda Creek and a meeting about it was held Tuesday evening. 

The road has been barricaded off and closed since then. The closure has affected people, businesses and a church. 

Erie County Legislator Ed Rath spoke with 2 On Your Side about the roadway's safety concerns Tuesday. 

"Oh my goodness, this road is in significantly worse shape than even two years ago," he said. "I was out here with a number of public officials and the road was closed.  It continues to crack, it continues to fall off the road and into the river bed and its getting worse and worse.  So it needs to be the highest priority in county government."

Rath said money is not an issue for the county to fix the road. He also said work could begin in the Spring of 2017. 


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